Hebrews 4:12
Strong's Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

word
λόγος (logos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

of God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

[is] living
Ζῶν (Zōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

active.
ἐνεργὴς (energēs)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1756: Effective, productive of due result, at work. From en and ergon; active, operative.

Sharper
τομώτερος (tomōteros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 5114: Sharper, keener. Comparative of a derivative of the primary temno; more keen.

than
ὑπὲρ (hyper)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

any
πᾶσαν (pasan)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

double-edged
δίστομον (distomon)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1366: (lit: twain-mouthed; hence: of a sword, as a drinker of blood), two-edged. From dis and stoma; double-edged.

sword,
μάχαιραν (machairan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3162: A sword. Probably feminine of a presumed derivative of mache; a knife, i.e. Dirk; figuratively, war, judicial punishment.

it pierces
διϊκνούμενος (diiknoumenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1338: To pass through (to), come through (to), pierce. From dia and the base of hikanos; to reach through, i.e. Penetrate.

even
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to
ἄχρι (achri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 891: As far as, up to, until, during. Or achris akh'-rece; akin to akron; until or up to.

dividing
μερισμοῦ (merismou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3311: From merizo; a separation or distribution.

soul
ψυχῆς (psychēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

spirit,
πνεύματος (pneumatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

joints
ἁρμῶν (harmōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 719: A joint of the body. From the same as harma; an articulation.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

marrow.
μυελῶν (myelōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3452: Marrow. Perhaps a primary word; the marrow.

It judges
κριτικὸς (kritikos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2924: Critical, able to judge or discern. From krites; decisive, i.e. Discriminative.

[the] thoughts
ἐνθυμήσεων (enthymēseōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1761: Inward thought, reflection, plur: thoughts. From enthumeomai; deliberation.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

intentions
ἐννοιῶν (ennoiōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1771: From a compound of en and nous; thoughtfulness, i.e. Moral understanding.

of [the] heart.
καρδίας (kardias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.

New American Standard Bible
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

King James Bible
For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

New Living Translation
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

English Standard Version
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

New American Standard Bible
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

King James Bible
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.

International Standard Version
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow, as it judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.

NET Bible
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.

American Standard Version
For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.

English Revised Version
For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Young's Literal Translation
for the reckoning of God is living, and working, and sharp above every two-edged sword, and piercing unto the dividing asunder both of soul and spirit, of joints also and marrow, and a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart;






Cross References
Psalm 45:3
Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.

Psalm 149:6
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;

Proverbs 5:4
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.

Isaiah 49:2
And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;

Jeremiah 23:29
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

John 12:48
He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Acts 7:38
This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:

1 Corinthians 14:24
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

Ephesians 5:26
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Ephesians 6:17
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
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